Statutory definitions

Evacuee and evacuee property

Evacuee

(d) “evacuee” means any person,–

(i) who, on account of the setting up of the Dominions of India and Pakistan or on account of civil disturbances or the fear of such disturbances, leaves or has, on or after the 1st day of March, 1947, left, any place in a State for any place outside the territories now forming part of India, or

(ii) who is resident in any place now forming part of Pakistan and who for that reason is unable to occupy, supervise or manage in person his property in any part of the territories to which this Act extends, or whose property in any part of the said territories has ceased to be occupied, supervised or managed by any person or is being occupied, supervised or managed by an unauthorised person, or

(iii) who has, after the 14th day of August, 1947, obtained, otherwise than by way of purchase or exchange, any right to, interest in or benefit from any property which is treated as evacuee or abandoned property under any law for the time being in force in Pakistan

Evacuee property

” means any property in which an evacuee has nay right or interest (whether personally or as a trustee or as a beneficiary or in any other capacity), and includes any property- (1) which has been obtained by any person from an evacuee after the 14th day of August, 1947, by any mode of transfer, unless such transfer has been confirmed by the Custodian, or (2) belonging to any person who, after the 18th day of October, 1949, has done or does any of the acts specified in clause (e) of section 2, or in which any such person has any right or interest, to the extend of such right or interest. but does not include — (i) any ornament and any wearing apparel, cooking vessels or other household effects in the immediate possession of an evacuee; (ii) any property belonging to a joint stock company, the registered office of which was situated before the 15th day of August, 1947, in any place now forming part of Pakistan and continues to be so situated after the said date ;

“property” means property of any kind, and includes any right or interest in such property ;


Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950

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